Rosehill Theatre

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven
Rosehill Theatre

Rosehill Theatre may be known as one of the UK’s smallest and most intimate theatres but it has played host to some of the great names from the world of theatre and music. Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Benjamin Britten and Nigel Kennedy have all performed on the Rosehill stage.

Rosehill Theatre, which has been described as a ‘rose-red silk lined jewel box, opened in 1959 and was designed by acclaimed stage, costume and film designer Oliver Messel.

Offering a varied arts and entertainment programme, the theatre occupies a truly exceptional setting on the hills above Whitehaven with stunning views over Solway Firth and inland to the Lake District.

 

MoresbyWhitehaven, CumbriaCA28 6SE View map
Telephone: 01946 692422 Visit Now

What's on near Rosehill Theatre

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Seeing Things at The Edge

‘Seeing Things’ at The Edge in Wigan, gathers the work of nine local artists in an effort to bring art and related activities closer to the community.

free entry

Where to go near Rosehill Theatre

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Lowes Court Gallery

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The Beacon

The Beacon in Whitehaven provides a well-used museum service for local families and visitors, drawing on rich collections – fine and decorative arts, social history, archaeology and natural sciences.

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Florence Arts Centre

Florence Mine has been transformed into a centre for cultural activity, offering workshops, gallery space, cinema and music venue.

The Kirkgate, Cockermouth, image via Visit Cumbria
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The Kirkgate, Cockermouth

A theatre-cum cinema in Cockermouth offering a wide programme of touring theatre, music, independent film and events to townsfolk and visitors.

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Quince & Medlar

At the far end of Cockermouth, on Castlegate, is the Quince & Medlar, a rare (for Cumbria) vegetarian restaurant, and one with a national reputation, having twice won the Vegetarian Society’s “restaurant of the year” award.

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